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Israeli academic boycott growing

One week into a deadly offensive on the Gaza Strip, members of the academic world have joined the global protest against Israeli oppression, by signing a petition calling for the boycott of all Israeli academic institutions. Amongst the most high profile individuals to have joined the cause has been theoretical[…]

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IR to host live TV pledge for Gaza

Islamic Relief will host a live television pledge in aid of Gaza on Wednesday night. The humanitarian agency has issued a public appeal for assistance in providing relief to thousands of Palestinians, who have been affected by Israeli military air raids since July 7th. The death toll in Gaza now[…]

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Picket prepares public for mass march

About 100 picketers stood together in solidarity outside St George’s Cathedral in Wale Street on Tuesday, ahead of what has been tipped as major protest action on Wednesday. According to those chanting “Free Palestine”, they hope the South African government strengthens its support for the beleagured nation. Despite a humid[…]

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DA speaks out on Gaza conflict

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has reiterated its stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, saying that serious negotiations need to take place to ensure a two state solution to the matter. They have also called for an end to the escalating violence in the region and an immediate return to peace. This[…]

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Gaza reaction unleashed on social media

As the casualties of Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip continue to increase, social media has quickly become the main platform for both Palestinian and Israeli sympathisers to receive information, express their views, and engage in debates on the escalating crisis in the region. In the eight days of the[…]

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New hoax collections surface

A string of complaints about bogus collections have been reported to VOC News over the past few days. On Tuesday, reporters learnt that the radio station’s name is also being used by a charlatan posing as an employee. The collector has targeted small businesses for money, in exchange for radio[…]

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Palestine Museum keeps memory alive

Stripped of their msot basic human rights and dignity, most Palestinians have lost everything, except for their own memories of their homeland and a deep wanting to return. However, through visually depicting a historical narrative, the Palestine Museum in Cape Town hopes to keep the Palestinian memory alive. While still[…]

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SA doing it for Gaza

South African Muslims are ridding themselves of apathy and becoming increasingly active in raising awareness on the military bombardment of Gaza. As global condemnation grows against Israel, ordinary South Africans have initiated their own awareness campaigns to show their support for the struggle of Palestinians in Gaza. On Sunday, a[…]

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Prison parole a challenge

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) has expressed concern over the current state of the South African parole system, suggesting correctional services were struggling with a crisis of prisoners who were not properly rehabilitated. They called for more effective ways of integrating parolees back into[…]

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Belhar AWS strongest yet

Organisers have hailed an almost 700 strong attendance at the penultimate edition of the 15th Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) programme at Masjid ul Nasriellah in Belhar on Sunday. The event marked the biggest attendance for the programme this year, following decent turnouts in Macassar and Mitchells Plain. According to AWS[…]

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